20 Jul 2015

Great Barrier pandemic scenario

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 20 July 2015

Picture this…. A major viral epidemic is sweeping the world, leaving no survivors. Services are breaking down, populations are dying and chaos ensues. Despite a lock-down, the virus enters New Zealand and spreads rapidly around the country and the Government isolates Great Barrier Island. That is the scenario a group of experts will explore at an event on Great Barrier, in September. It's organised by the island's Awana Rural Women. Kathryn Ryan speaks with president Gendie Somerville-Ryan.